July 6, 2004
A GREAT show with less than great P.A.s
Opening with the Standard Dirty Deeds/Shook Me/Best frinds Girlfriend had the laidback Cookin. I know your Married is a Sweet tip of the hat to the old man Reno and I LOVE it. Written in 58, its a Cheatin song thats the apex of the topic. Hells Bells with its desk bell opening revved up the crowd again quite nicely for the seldom heard yet Awesome Dale showpiece Roadrunner, THANKS for finally playing it for me boys!
A Nice Detroit Rock City lead to the NEW song for the Band, another Ol Man Reno tune Banjo SignalEXCELLENT, Rip your face off Banjo playing, left my jaw hangin! Woooooooooo Doggie hey wait that comes in a little bit
A schwilly Have a drink on Me, went into a seldom played Lets Get it Up, ssssssssssssssssssssschwingin good time! Then came the New, Machine gun cover, Ace of Spades by Motorhead, oh man these dudes are FAST! That brought up the rousing, Rockin in the Free World and Dale tearing up his signature Cover song(He wears the tune title Proudly on a Tattoo)
Ok now at this point we are all Really, Reeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllllly DRUNK! Everyone is having a BLAST! First timers are coming up to me babbling stuff like OMG I had no Idea and so on
And then its time for the seriously funny tunes: Big Bottoms, Fat Bottom Girls, Poop in a Jar, Wish I was Youall Funny and Man the way John lays the story out for ya, the place was rollin!
So it was at this point that suddenly my dog Dizzy decides that she want to go see the show too. So Spazie & Dizzy Break out of the tent(Shredded the door) and she wandered around until she found the entrance, cruised right on in and found us. Kitten says, Hey if shes here then wheres Mo?, I panicked and took off lookin for him. I finally found him happy as a Pig in Shit playing along the riverbank. This is why my dogs are in the Goon Squad. Once I had them secured in Camp I shot back into the show.
Just in time for Ellie Schaffer!!! One of my Favorite Kerosene tunes and a MUST for all shows! The acoustic version of this just keeps getting better & Better! Closing out the set is a Gatlin Gun selection of tunes: Foggy Mtn Breakdown,Back in Black, Hellfire & Brimstone,Walk this Way, CORN LIQUOR!! & Highway to HELL! Each one more dizzying than the last, you watch Don Wayne play and wonder.How the HELL can that man play that fast, so perfectly & just make it look SOOOOOO EASY!, Is beyond me
During the encores the boys brought up a fine Hayseed Dixie lovin couple a toasted them on celebrating their 18th wedding anniversary. Then brought me up to model the new T-shirt and too wish me a Happy B-Day alsoWhew I was loony up there glad Kook didnt get photos of that, hell the ones he got were bad enough.So tossing down a FUN, Gin & Juice, A Sweet, Circle be Unbroken & a Bouncy Big Balls it was Overawwwwwwwwww Man!